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Is Congress any closer to addressing high Rx drug prices?

November 15, 2019

Polling suggests that prescription drug pricing is a big issue for U.S. voters, yet Congress appears no closer to reaching a deal on a comprehensive plan to address rising prescription drug costs.

Millions in US have lost someone who couldn't afford treatment

November 14, 2019

A Gallup poll published Tuesday found that 13% of U.S. adults, or roughly 34 million Americans, know a friend or family member who died in the past five years because he or she could not afford their medical treatment or medication.

Map: Where nurses are paid the most (and least)

November 14, 2019

A Forbes analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data ranks all 50 states based on how much registered nurses are paid. Find out how much they are paid in your sate with our interactive map.

'An evil I haven't faced before': Henry Ford surgeons perform double-lung transplant on teen with vaping-linked illness

November 14, 2019

Henry Ford Health System on Monday announced that it performed what the health system believes is the first double-lung transplant for a patient with a vaping-related illness.

Total federal exchange signups down by 20% from last year, CMS data shows

November 14, 2019

CMS on Wednesday announced 754,967 individuals signed up for federal exchange plans during the second week of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, bringing total federal exchange plan signups to 932,049 so far.

CMS wants to crack down on unauthorized Medicaid spending. Here's how.

November 14, 2019

CMS on Tuesday released a proposed rule intended to increase transparency around states' supplemental Medicaid payments and financing arrangements by establishing new reporting requirements.

Hospital acquired conditions are declining—so why are pressure injuries on the rise?

November 14, 2019

The rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has continued to rise while other hospital-acquired conditions have fallen, prompting some providers to question whether federal regulators are taking the right approach to reduce incidence rates.

Another appeals court upholds CMS' controversial 2017 DSH payment rule

November 14, 2019

A second federal appeals court last week reversed a lower court's ruling and upheld a 2017 rule that changed how CMS calculates Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments to ensure providers are not doubly compensated for care costs covered by third-party insurers.

What Americans are stressed about, charted

November 13, 2019

Americans are citing health care, mass shootings, and the presidential election as significant sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey released last week.

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